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Research for Patient Benefit - South East and Central Regional Advisory Committee


01 January 2019


1.0 - June 2022


NIHR Research for Patient Benefit is a national funding programme that funds research on a regional level through eight Regional Advisory Committees. Each region has a local committee chair and members, and patient or public members.

Regional chair

Professor Carrie Llewellyn is Chair of the South East and Central Regional Advisory Committee.

Committee members

Professor Elizabeth Barley Professor of mental health sciences and nursing  University of Surrey  Mental health nursing health psychology behaviour change public health
Mrs Wendy Blunden Public Member -  -
Professor Stephen Bremner Professor of Medical Statistics Brighton and Sussex Medical School Clinical trials - general health elevance
Dr Nadia Brookes Senior Research Fellow University of Kent Social care, health, service delivery, innovation, outcomes
Professor Michael Calnan Professor of Medical Sociology University of Kent Michael Calnan is a medical sociologist who has researched and published extensively on wide range of health related topics using a mixture of methods.His current research interests include: (A) the study of trust relations in health systems (B) the study of ageing and dignity in health care (C) allocative decision making for expensive technologies
Professor Simon Coulton  Professor of Health Service Research University of Kent Design and evaluation of interventions to address addictive behaviour including alcohol use 
Professor Daniel Freeman  Professor of Clinical Psychology  University of Oxford  -
Dr Margaret Glogowska  Senior Health Services Researcher  University of Oxford  Qualitative and mixed methods research; evaluation of MedTech and in vitro diagnostics; infections; Speech and Language Therapy
Ms Rosemary Greenwood  Medical Statistician  University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust  Health Economics, Medical Statistics, Clinical Trials, Health Services Research 
Professor Mark Hayward  Director of Research  University of Sussex  Mental Health Psychology 
Dr Christina Jones  Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology  University of Surrey  Health psychology, mixed methods, asthma, adherence, allergy, children and young people 
Miss Alison Provins  Public Member   -  -
Professor Najib M Rahman  Professor of Respiratory Medicine  University of Oxford  Cancer, statistics, clinical trials, secondary analysis 
Dr James Sheppard  University Research Lecturer  University of Oxford  Cardiovascular disease, big data, statistics, epidemiology, systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials and cohort studies 
Mrs Ketta Shimmin Public Member - -
Dr David Stephensen Deputy Director, Research and Innovation and Physiotherapist East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust Clinical trials, Secondary analysis, Qualitative research Blood, Musculoskeletal Neurological, Other
Dr Oliver van Hecke Academic GP University of Oxford


Mixed Methods, Primary Care, Infections, Antimicrobial Stewardship
Associate Professor Malcolm West Associate Professor in Colorectal Surgery and Prehabilitation  University of Southampton Cancer, Oral and gastrointestinal
Dr Peter Worsley  Lecturer within Health Sciences  University of Southampton  Health science expertise: Clinical trials / Secondary analysis / Qualitative research. Health categories of specialist knowledge: Musculoskeletal / Skin